Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Back From Market! Exciting News!

We are back! Market was in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania this year. It was amazing. My first market as a vendor (pattern designer) Usually I'm buying for my shop. What a change. I have a much greater appreciation for those who create and market their creations. It's intense and a bit daunting! This is our booth. Kati Cupcake Pattern Co. This is Melda! My very good friend and quilt shop buddy.

Again, Our booth!

Our both yet again!

My good friends Bonnie Olaveson, Camille Roskelly..... Behind them their new line Simple Abundance!
Good work ladies!

This is Heather and her son Doug. Heather owns the Quilt Barn in Kimberly, Idaho. I haven't been to her shop yet, but I've heard tons of great stuff about it.

Doug was such a trooper. I asked him if he was having a good time and he just looked at me. I told him my son Austin who is the same age, has been begging me to go to market. He wrote Austin a message.

This is not fun, don't come

13 year old from Idaho


Austin Laughed when he read it! I'm not sure it changed his mind!

He still thinks he wants to go, just not as bad.. what ever that means.

Meet Patty Young! Designer for Michael Miller. Love her new line Summer Sioree. Not sure when it's available, go check out her blog. http://http://www.modkidboutique.blogspot.com/

Patty Young again.....

Patty Young again

and again!

Melda and I got invited to go on a dinner cruise from Moda. It was alot of fun. Thanks Moda!

Our boat was the last one to leave......

This was the inside.

PNC Field taken from the boat. The view of the city was just fantastic.

Melda and I on the boat up on the deck, just chillin.

The city was gorgeous!

This was at the convention center. The water fall follows the path down to the dock. It was so beautiful!

Barbara Jones from Quilt Soup wasn't at market, but her new book and fabric was! It was everywhere and very fun! It's bubble gum basics by Henry Glass

My sister Jen came down from Philly to see me while I was at the show. I miss you Jen. Thanks for coming!

We all know Heather from Anka's Treasures! Her booth was sweet!

Heather and I!

She is such an amazing designer! I love her fabric and books!

So the whole trip Melda kept saying. "We're walking I'm not going to waste my virgin cab ride with you". I'm saving it for Jo (her husband). It's kinda funny, melda has lived all over the world literally. Well she waisted it on me otherwise we would have missed the plane. We left the hotel at 2:00 am our time to get to the airport. Sorry Joe!

Enjoying the ride.

Trying to keep my eyes open.

This is Melda.....She is so fun. She was rockin our booth!
Watch for our winner of the give-a-way!
I forgot to mention the exciting news. I'll tell you tomorrow!


Melda said...

I know in that first pic of me I wasn't on the phone! How odd! Market was a BLAST! Can't wait until Houston!

Lee and Roni Poston said...

looks like you guys had a blast. Hope it was a big success for kati cupcake. LOL

rachel griffith said...

i don't think i could get tired of looking at market pics.

tko said...

wow Amy...you and Melda look like total babes!!!

Mathews Family Blog said...

I would {lOvE } to check out the Patty Young Blog! Could you share her address? I checked on the Michael Miller web site, and her soiree line is FUN, but no blog links there.....

Amy Hamberlin said...

http://www.modkidboutique.blogspot.com/ This is patty youngs blog

Mikol said...

Looks like a good time.